Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North
Escorted coach tour from Auckland to Wellington
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Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North

Explore the best of New Zealand's North Island cities and regional areas. Immerse yourself in rich cultural history and be comfortable every step of the way. As always with an AAT Kings tour, you'll be guided by a wealth of knowledge making sure you get the best out of your New Zealand vacation.

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Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$3,220 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Wellington

7 days/6 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

 Viewed 20 times in the last 7 days

6 breakfasts

4 dinners

Huka Falls Taupo

Be My Guest Lunch at Red Barn

Wellington City Sights Tour

Auckland City Sights Tour

Tour at a glance

At a glance - Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland. Accommodation: Stamford Plaza (or similar)

Day 2: Tour the Auckland City. Accommodation: Stamford Plaza (or similar)

Day 3: Visit the home of Lance and Bridgette O'Sullivan and enjoy some kiwi hospitality. Accommodation: Trinity Wharf Tauranga (or similar)

Day 4: Explore the kiwifruit capital. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (or similar)

Day 5: Make a choice on how you want to enjoy Rotorua. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (or similar)

Day 6: Pass the stunning Lake Taupo on the way to the quirky capital. Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

Day 7: A fond farewell from Wellington.

Tour full itinerary

Detailed itinerary: 7 day tour starting in Auckland

Day 1 - Welcome to Auckland

Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North - Day 1
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Flights can arrive any time prior to 4.00 pm and you will be transferred from the airport to your Auckland hotel in your private car. After you check-in, you can head out and explore Auckland. Take a walk down Queen Street, to the main shopping precinct by the Viaduct Harbour and the Auckland Waterfront region. This recently developed area of central Auckland has cafes and restaurants galore. Take a seat in the sunshine, enjoy a glass of one of New Zealand’s famous Sauvignon Blancs and watch the maritime activity on Waitemata Harbour.

Arrival into Auckland airport

On arrival into Auckland, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Auckland

This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner.

Your accommodation: Stamford Plaza (or similar)

Located just a few minutes stroll from Auckland's vibrant waterfront the Stamford Plaza Hotel offers 5 star accommodation and services.

Meals included: Speciality Dinner

Day 2 - Tour the Auckland City

Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North - Day 2
Auckland

A city sights tour will start your morning in Auckland. Travel around the waterfront from central city out to Mission Bay. Prepare your camera for the stop at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, as you will get stunning shots of Auckland, the North Shore and the Waitemata. This afternoon is at leisure. Take a walk down Queen Street, to the main shopping precinct by the Viaduct Harbour and the Auckland Waterfront region. This recently developed area of central Auckland has cafes and restaurants galore. Take a seat in the sunshine, enjoy a glass of one of New Zealand’s famous Sauvignon Blancs and watch the maritime activity on Waitemata Harbour.

Your accommodation: Stamford Plaza (or similar)

Located just a few minutes stroll from Auckland's vibrant waterfront the Stamford Plaza Hotel offers 5 star accommodation and services.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Visit the home of Lance and Bridgette O'Sullivan and enjoy some kiwi hospitality

Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North - Day 3
Auckland to Tauranga

You’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato farm. Later, travel to the harbourside city of Tauranga, located in the Bay of Plenty region.
A bridge over the harbour connects Tauranga to Mount Maunganui, where you’ll have an afternoon at leisure. Why not walk up the extinct namesake volcano with winding walking paths or relax on the main beach, this glorious stretch of golden sand has been voted the best in the country. Later, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Trinity Wharf Tauranga (or similar)

Brilliantly positioned this stylish over-water hotel offers the very best in privacy and spaciousness. The Trinity Wharf Tauranga is the only internationally branded hotel in the region and is just minutes from the CBD.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Day 4 - Explore the kiwifruit capital

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Tauranga to Rotorua

This morning we travel through Te Puke, known as the kiwifruit capital of New Zealand with around 80% of all kiwifruit grown in New Zealand grown here. You’ll stop at Kiwifruit Country, a family-owned business that is set amongst a 60-hectare orchard. Later, its onto Rotorua for an orientation tour that takes in views of Lake Rotorua.
This afternoon visit Te Puia and tour through the Whakawerawera Thermal Reserve. Tonight, an evening of culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at the Tamaki Family Marae. Wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Your accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (or similar)

Rotorua's largest 4 star deluxe hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

Day 5 - Make a choice on how you want to enjoy Rotorua

Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North - Day 5
Rotorua

Today enjoy a day exploring Rotorua. You could take a fascinating tour of the Hobbiton movie set, enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Or explore Rotorua's three lakes in an amphibious WWII era Duck. Your Travel Director will assist you in booking any experience you would like to partake in.

Your accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua (or similar)

Rotorua's largest 4 star deluxe hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Pass the stunning Lake Taupo on the way to the quirky capital

Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North - Day 6
Rotorua to Wellington

Say Haere Ra (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey out through pine forests and farmland to a little hidden spot, the turquoise torrent of rapids known as Huka Falls. The road ahead unfolds in a broad panorama of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. The stunningly blue freshwater of Lake Taupo is home to some of the best Trout fishing in the world. You will then journey south over the Central Plateau, New Zealand's main volcanic area, and along the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish.

Your accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

At the heart of Wellingtons commercial and retail districts the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has 260 well appointed rooms and suites.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - A fond farewell from Wellington

Trafalgar Tours 7 Day Iconic North - Day 7
Farewell Thank you for touring with AAT Kings and New Zealand Coach Tours.
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